Sunday, August 3, 2014

(HAND) Knit Lace Dress


I haven't been sewing much in the last months but have been working on a complex knitting project which I finally have finished and photographed.  This dress was in the spring edition of Vogue Knitting and involved over 50 different sized pieces with different lace patterns on each of them. 

Here are pictures of my progress and the original model from the pattern magazine:



I used a cut out template of my TNT dress pattern as I completed the pieces to make sure it would fit.
I used free-form crochet to put the pieces together and fill out areas where I needed more lace.

                                                                        

I sewed a dress out of knit fabric to go underneathe and give the lace some much needed support.


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The only fitting item I didn't take into account was the fact that most of the lace pieces are on the bias and it became quite long, thus the belt in some of the pics!

I am getting back in the sewing mood with the fall season approaching and will be back soon with some of the new Vogue patterns I want to make!

12 comments:

  1. WOW! Impressive and beautiful! I'd never have the patience--maybe some day! I've missed you--glad to see you back and look forward to your sewing projects.

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  2. Oh man this is brilliant. A trully unique piece. You look smashing!

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  3. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hopefully the next thing I make won't take so long!

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  4. Impressive! I like how you can change the look by changing what you wear underneath. I'm also glad to see you back and doing well:)

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  5. It's nice to see you back. What an impressive undertaking. It is neat that it's knit in modular pieces, but I would have dreaded putting them all together.

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  6. This is great! Glad to see you back in the blogging world. I've missed your point of view.

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  7. Absolutely smashing. I think this may be my favorite (so far) of your creations. I can see it with a neon yellow underlay, or boysenberry or...
    Brava!

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  8. Wowza Peg! You look fabulous and your crochet dress is TDF! Love the blue over the green too.

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  9. Lovely to see what you've been up to, Peg. Your dress is a grand tour de force of knitting and assembly! I can picture it over all kinds of different outfits. Well done!

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  10. I love your blue crochet dress and it looks even better with that perfect green under it. I think the belt is flattering on you with this dress.

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  11. I just stumbled onto your blog and saw your lovely lace dress. I also made a lace overdress from a Rowan pattern using a linen knit which grows alarmingly. For every couple of wearings, I throw it into a hot water wash and dry on the hot cycle. Not only does it shrink, but the lace takes on a neat 3D effect which I think looks real good. May be this will work for you?

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